Teachings In The Air is an Indigenous health and wellness podcast hosted by Elder Gerry Oldman.
Teachings in the Air aims to inspire, motivate, and empower Indigenous people to be sound in mind, body and spirit - because that's what healthy means.
“To me, the Uncles and Aunties, WE'RE the teachers...” – Gerry Oldman
Today’s episode is a panel recording of the Ask Aunty/Ask Uncle panel from the Cloud Connections Conference(CCC) which was hosted by the Indigenous Youth Wellness team, February 16-18.
“Aunties and Uncles” is hosted by Savannah Minoose, alongside Gerry, Naomi Bob and Sarain Squakin of the IYW team. They discuss the importance of Aunties and Uncles as role models, their community position as an aunty or uncle and how vital these positions are for youth, and an entire community to help grow as one.
For more information about the Indigenous Youth Wellness Team, visit www.indigenousyouthwellness.ca
“I encourage you to embrace yourself as who YOU ARE.” – Gerry Oldman
Today’s episode of Teachings In The Air is called All My Relations. Gerry talks about what it means (to himself) to be Indigenous in the context of the negative identities that have been projected at Indigenous peoples of North America for generations.
“A lot of the podcasts I do, what I hear coming from my guests is Love, and Love is a commitment.” – Gerry Oldman
Today’s episode of Teachings In The Air is called “Cradle to the Grave.” Gerry Oldman hosts his guests from NITEP(The Indigenous Teacher Education Program) Marny Point, Teneille Shea, Jennifer Anaquod, and Johanna Sam. NITEP began as an elementary teacher education program in September of 1974 in response to needs expressed by Indigenous people throughout BC for a more effective and relevant teacher education program. Gerry shares a discussion about the program that helps educate teachers and instructors on Indigenous matters including teaching methodology, testing and assessment, and curriculum. Education starts as soon as you’re born, and we continue learning our entire journeys.
"Laughter has opened me up and freed me, to be Me.." - Gerry
In today’s episode of Teachings In The Air, Gerry teaches us that Laughter is Medicine. He shares tales of laughter and how humor has been a long-present part of Indigenous communities. This episode delves into how laughing can help us by bringing joy and happiness, even the most difficult of times.
Today's episode of Teachings In The Air is called Healing For The Family, Gerry shares a conversation with his guests Denise Findlay and Marla Klyne Kolomaya. Healing for the family is a about the combination of traditional and modern healing for Indigenous peoples. Healing is a continuous journey with many different paths, helping someone and building bonds in your community can help the community, and ourselves.
“Motion is lotion." Gerry Oldman
In this episode of Teachings In The Air, Gerry shares his stories about running. How running has helped him physically, mentally, and spiritually. Gerry starts at the beginning before he was actively running for healing and freedom. Sharing tales and personal experiences that have led him to where he is today.